Articles by: Steve Cianfichi

Gardening Books for Fun and Profit

Gardening Books for Fun and Profit

Gardening seems to have been around since 10,000 BC.  That’s when historians believe people first started to enclose outdoor spaces to keep out animals and marauders.  Today we may only have to enclose our gardens from pets and the mail man but we are still gardening.  I remember when I[…]

by × March 14, 2016 ×

Halloween Kids Books

Halloween Kids Books

As Halloween is fast approaching I wanted to suggest a kid’s book instead of a tooth decaying treat. These books are very inexpensive, starting at 99 cents, and will last a lot longer than candy.  The great thing about a child’s book is that they will remember it forever.  […]

by × October 7, 2015 ×

From Three Investigators #7, The Mystery of the Fiery Eye

The Three Investigators Vintage Mystery Books

Of all the mystery books I read as a kid the series I remember most is The Alfred Hitchcock Mystery series, The Three investigators. Alfred Hitchcock himself had almost nothing to do with the series, but his name helped parents decide that these books were great reading material for their[…]

by × September 1, 2015 ×

Your Favorite Dark Fantasy Books

Your Favorite Dark Fantasy Books

Alibris recently asked our community to tell us what their favorite dark fantasy books are, and we added some of them to our August Gift Guide.  We were happy at the great response we got from our readers and hope you will check out our community pages and communicate with us[…]

by × August 24, 2015 ×

Get Addicted to These Comic Book Series

Get Addicted to These Comic Book Series

As San Diego Comic Com wrapped up this weekend I want to talk about comics.  A lot of people don’t realize that many of our independent Sellers list, sell, and ship comic books on the Alibris marketplace. We recently highlighted two comics in our gift guide; Batman; The killing Joke[…]

by × July 13, 2015 ×

Best Indoor Gardening Books for Dorms and Small Spaces

Best Indoor Gardening Books for Dorms and Small Spaces

Because Alibris is based in Northern California, many of our employees are apartment dwellers. Space for a garden is at a premium. As we we enter the back to school season, we can sympathize with those of you living in cramped quarters for the first time. To our college-bound freshmen:[…]

by × July 6, 2015 ×

Neuschwanstein Castle. Image by Endrjuch

Travel Books for Visiting Germany or France

Two Books for Seeing France I just returned from two weeks in Europe and when you do five countries in two weeks you don’t have a lot of time to see anything but the highlights. Moving that fast you can really only get the feel of the country, and know[…]

by × June 29, 2015 ×

Extreme Sports: Ronda Rousey and WrestleMania

Extreme Sports: Ronda Rousey and WrestleMania

My Fight/Your Fight Ronda Rousey’s My Fight/Your Fight recently came out to a lot of press. If you were just looking at Ronda Rousey now, having climbed out of whatever hole you’ve been hiding in, you would think she was on top of the world and it had always been[…]

by × June 19, 2015 ×

The Best Science Fiction Movies

The Best Science Fiction Movies

I am a big science fiction fan, but I didn’t write this post all on my own. I asked the staff at Alibris for their favorites as well, to get a broader sampling of the best science fiction movies ever. The results below are the combined favorites chosen by everyone[…]

by × May 18, 2015 ×